Ferryhill Town Council would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along and supported its Christmas Fayre held on Friday, 24th November. A special thank you to all the stallholders at the Christmas Market, to Turners Fun Fair for providing show rides and catering vehicle, to the Town’s Primary Schools for their fantastic Carol Singing in the Town Hall garden, to Blackberry Donkeys for bringing along two of their festive donkeys, to Glittery Girl face-painter Dawn Belshaw, to Mr Windbags for providing children’s entertainment, and not forgetting Santa who took time out of his busy schedule to greet local children in a special grotto inside the Town Hall.
Despite the bitter cold weather conditions hundreds of people turned out for this years’ Christmas Fayre event and watched on as Max Wanless and Bella Rennison, two pupils from Dean Bank Primary & Nursery School switched on the Town’s Christmas Lights accompanied by Mayor, Councillor Curtis Bihari. Councillor Bihari said ‘It was lovely to see the community of Ferryhill come together to enjoy the Christmas Fayre with all its activities. It was great to see that the freezing cold weather didn’t deter people from attending the event, which shows what an amazing community Ferryhill really is. A big thank you goes to everyone who participated and attended this years event’.
The Town Council also has additional festivities planned in the run up to Christmas including a Mayor’s Civic Christmas Carol Service at St Luke’s Church on Monday, 11th December starting at 6.00pm, which will include a performance by Ferryhill Town Band and children from Cleves Cross Primary and Broom Cottages Primary Schools. Refreshments will be served in the Church Hall after the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.
School children from Dean Bank Primary School will be singing Christmas carols in the Town Hall garden at 10.30am on Friday 1st December; and then on Friday, 8th December will be the turn of children from Cleves Cross Primary School, with singing by Cleves Cross Infants at 10.00am followed by Cleves Cross Juniors at 10.15am.
Santa will also be making a special visit to the Town’s primary schools to hand out selection boxes, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for details of this years’ Santa Tour, which will be taking place on Thursday 21st December.